What's your favorite bakery or pastry shop in the South Bay?
Title has it....which places do you absolutely love?
I like Ester's German Bakery. They have a shop in the San Antonio Shopping Center in Mt View. They also go to a number of Farmer's Market, including Mt View and Sunnyvale.
La Patisserie in Cupertino; they made our wedding cake, too. They make a wide variety of cute single-serving pastries.
Also, Fleur de Cocoa in Los Gatos, although I haven't been there for a few years.
To add to the list Icing on the Cake in Los Gatos is also very good. I love Fleur de Coca and La Patisserie too.
Draeger's in Menlo Park (They have really good carrot cake, but most everything I have tried is good).
Whatever you do, DO NOT go to Whole Foods (at least, not the one in Redwood City). I've tried at least 10 different "gluten-free" bakery items, all awful. The latest was a pineapple upside down cake that was decorated with sliced kiwi fruit (talk about schizophrenic cake design) and raspberries and looked so appetizing, but it was hard and dry. I could have tossed it across the room like a football, except I couldn't detach it from my fork.
Bijan Bakery (havent been to them in a few years though)
Bijan Bakery & Cafe
441 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129